Linda Mabhena-Olagunju is a seasoned renewable energy developer, an award-winning CEO, and an internationally experienced Board executive with over 16 years’ of experience in renewable energy, infrastructure, and project finance. At 27, she founded her company DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd, a wholly black female-owned renewable energy company that currently owns and operates one of the largest wind farms in Africa at a capacity of 244MW. She has extensive capital-raising experience and has raised over 5.5 billion in debt and equity funding.
Linda is an admitted attorney of the high court of South Africa with an extensive background practicing in project finance. She holds an LLB from the University of Cape Town (Dean’s Merit List) and an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Aberdeen (Cum Laude).
Over and above her roles in the energy sector, Linda is an experienced board executive who has served on boards across various sectors, including energy, aviation, infrastructure, DFIs, and education. Her wealth of boardroom experience ranges from both local and international boards. She has previously served the boards of the University of Oxford, Swiss Port, City Power, Zayed Sustainability Awards and Energy for Access.